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    japanese tessen tanto

    These types of tanto were popular in the Edo and Meiji era. This specific example probably dates from the later.

    The dagger is not a showroom piece, and was made simply to be used as a light concealed weapon. The blade is still fairly sharp, with traces of sharpening and very little surface discoloration with copper hakaki.
    The fittings are made of wood and lacquer. It has been enthusiastially over lacquered at some period. One of the brass eyelets is also missing. The whole assembly is very solid.
    A very original piece for the collector of Japanese weapons
    Length 12 inch / 30 cm
    Blade 7.5 inch / 19 cm

    Price: £325.00

    Please note that this price may NOT include delivery charges which the seller may charge extra for.

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    Yamabushi came about through a long time involvement in the martial arts, which brought about an interest in Japanese weaponry and antiques from the Samurai era up to edged weapons of the Japanese in the second world war. I now buy and sell items worldwide, the vast majority of them coming direct from Japan via trusted dealers I have traded with for some years. Stock varies and is constantly changing, though I do have a particular leaning towards hand weapons and tansu, I am always willing to try and source items for customers. I have provided quality pieces to museums, TV and theatre companies worldwide. I try to keep our price range affordable rather than high end arty, but these are often dictated by shipping costs, customs charges, etc. For your assurance I offer a no quibble returns policy should an item not be as expected, for further piece of mind I accept payment by Paypal, along with my preference of payment via bank transfer.

    Contact details

    Japanese Arms and Armour
    Birstall, Batley
    West Yorkshire
    T: 07963343105
    E: sturdytony@gmail.com
    W: yamabushiantiques.co.uk


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